"The repossession by women of our bodies will bring far more essential change to human society than the seizing of the means of production by workers."

--Adrienne Rich

 [ Issue 2012.25: Outlaw Bodies; cover art © 2012 Robin E. Kaplan ]

Issue 2012.25

Short stories


Outlaw Bodies is an anthology published by our parent imprint Futurefire.net Publishing and guest co-edited by Lori Selke. Full details and purchase links at the Outlaw Bodies press page. Review copies available on request.

Bibliographic details:
Lori Selke and Djibril al-Ayad, Outlaw Bodies. Futurefire.net Publishing, 2012. Pp. 167. ISBN 978-0-9573975-0-7 (print), 978-0-9573975-1-4 (electronic). £8.00 / $13.50 / €10.99.

The anthology contains nine stories and an essay, six of which are also featured here in this special issue of TFF, all about bodies that are trangressive, unexpected, disapproved of, repressed, attacked, degraded, upgraded, controlled, modified, neglected or traded-in for a better or less discomforting model.

The protagonists (or in some cases antagonists) in these stories are outlaws because their bodies are controlled, sanctioned or licensed in some way, because they don’t fit or they need to be made to fit social norms, or because they have decisions made about their bodies that are outside of their control. They are androids, models, women, disabled, queer, monsters, kinky, unhappy, mutants or artificial intelligences. They are all recognisable, either as echoes of or as metaphors for our world, ourselves, our bodies.

(This issue is html-only: the PDF, EPUB and Mobi versions of TFF issues we normally provide are superceded by the versions on sale at the links above.)

Lori Selke & Djibril al-Ayad, November 2012

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